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highlight

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈhaɪlaɪt/
to attract attention to something important or to emphasize it: highlight concerns/problems/risks The study highlighted rural problems such as falling farm incomes and development pressures.highlight the fact that sth She highlighted the fact that growing numbers of people are looking for their money to be invested in a more socially responsible way.highlight the need for sth Intimidation attacks by both sides yesterday highlighted the need for peace.
to mark text on paper or a computer screen with a colour to emphasize it: Immediately after the meeting it's helpful to highlight important points in your notes.
(Definition of highlight verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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